The recent facts and statistics on traffic fatalities show that rear-end collisions make up 10.9% of all fatal car accidents on the road. Many drivers wrongfully assume that rear-end collisions aren’t as dangerous as other types of crashes, but the opposite is true.
Rear-end collision victims often end up with serious damages. If you’ve suffered a rear-end collision in Marietta, our attorneys are here to help. Let us assist you in your legal pursuit of compensation. We don’t take any payment upfront and provide free consultations at no risk or cost to you.
Insurance Companies Are Not On Your Side
At first, insurance companies may seem like they’re on your side. A representative of their company, known as an insurance adjuster, will contact you after the accident to ask you for details about the case. They will also try to quickly offer you a fast settlement that looks enticing.
Never fall for this. Their kindness is simply to get you to settle for less. Insurance companies have no incentive to pay you fairly for your damages. Their main goal is to get you to settle for less so they can save more on their bottom line. Before talking to an adjuster or negotiating with the insurance company, get legal assistance first.
File Your Claim Before the Statute of Limitations
According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) § 9-3-33, you have two years to file your claim before the statute of limitations expires. However, there are usually no exceptions to this rule. So, if the deadline passes before you file, you won’t be able to make a claim for compensation.
Believe it or not, this happens to many rear-end collision victims in Marietta and the surrounding areas. You shouldn’t assume that you have a lot of time to get your settlement filed. Always strive to begin the preparations for filing your claim as soon as possible.
Benefits of Retaining a Lawyer for a Rear-End Collision
You may think that you can file your claim and negotiate for a settlement on your own. While you can do this, we don’t recommend it. Retaining an experienced attorney can benefit you in many different ways.
Building a Strong Case
Gathering evidence isn’t all that a rear-end collision attorney in Marietta will help you do. An attorney can also:
- Organize all your medical records, police reports, and other critical pieces of evidence
- Consult with experts in various fields to support your case
- Conduct interviews and obtain official statements for your rear-end collision
Our attorneys are more than capable of helping you understand the merits of your case. Let us lift the stress off, building your case off your shoulders while you rest and recover from your injuries. The insurance company of the driver who is at fault isn’t going to easily give in to your settlement demands. Building a strong case is absolutely essential to fight back against them.
Representing You In Court and During Negotiation
Insurance companies tend to use stall tactics to get you to settle for less. They know that after an accident, you can be in a stressful economic situation. To exacerbate this, they will take a long time to resolve your claim to prevent you from getting the compensation you need quickly.
It’s a fact that lawyers help reduce the time it takes to resolve a claim. While you shouldn’t expect instantaneous results, we won’t let the insurance companies take advantage of time-sensitive issues regarding your accident. We will represent your best interests in negotiation and won’t hesitate to take your case to court if necessary.
Answering Your Legal Questions
Legal matters can be very challenging to understand. If you don’t have a solid grounding in personal injury and car accident law, it might be extremely difficult to file a claim on your own. We can provide you with prompt answers to all your legal questions and provide legal advice on matters regarding your rear-end collision.
Damages You Can Collect After a Rear-End Collision
Our Marietta rear-end accident lawyers will help you calculate all your economic and non-economic damages accurately. You can collect compensation to cover several damages after your rear-end collision, including:
- Lost wages and reduced earning capability
- Vehicle repairs and replacements
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma and mental anguish
- Permanent disability and disfigurement
- Wrongful death
While money can’t fix everything, it can help you in your recovery process and allow you to get justice and a sense of closure for your accident.
Millions Recovered for Our Clients
We have helped hundreds of car accident victims receive settlements for their damages. With millions recovered, we are confident that we can help you get the fair amount of compensation you deserve.
Get Your Free Consultation Today
Don’t get found liable for a rear-end collision that wasn’t your fault. Our Marietta rear-end collision lawyers can help you get started on your claim today. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us online or over the phone. We are available 24/7 to provide you with assistance.